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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 27, 2017

Gloucester County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For 2015 South Jersey Bank Robbery Spree

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Deptford, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for robbing five New Jersey banks and one Pennsylvania bank between June 2015 and September 2015, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Michael A. Fanelli, a/k/a “Michael Carducci,” 37, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Reneé Marie Bumb to an information charging him with six counts of bank robbery. Judge Bumb imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, Fanelli robbed the following banks on the dates set forth below:

Bank

Location

Date

Cornerstone Bank

West Deptford, New Jersey

June 2, 2015

Fulton Bank

Mullica Hill, New Jersey

June 5, 2015

Malvern Federal Savings Bank

Concordville, Pennsylvania

July 22, 2015

Susquehanna Bank

Mullica Hill, New Jersey

July 28, 2015

Susquehanna Bank

Mullica Hill, New Jersey

Aug. 21, 2015

National Penn Bank

Florence, New Jersey

Sept. 24, 2015

 

Fanelli typically robbed each bank by approaching a teller, displaying what appeared to be a firearm, and demanding money.

Fanelli robbed the same Susquehanna Bank on July 28, 2015 and August 21, 2015. Immediately following his robbery of National Penn Bank on Sept. 24, 2015, Fanelli was followed by law enforcement officers to his residence, where he was taken into custody.   

In addition to the prison term, Judge Bumb sentenced Fanelli to three years of supervised release.
 
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s South Jersey Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster in Philadelphia, with the investigation. He also thanked the West Deptford, Harrison Township, and Florence Township police departments, as well as the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin C. Danilewitz of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.

Defense counsel: Lisa Lewis Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender

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Press Release Number: 
17-053
Updated February 27, 2017